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SPECS
er cables are really long,
positioning the speakers
shouldn't be an issue. Our
normal dinner routine includes
music. Almost nightly,
after powering up the system,
I pulled out my phone
and connected to the system
within a few seconds we
would have some lively music
in the background as we ate.
Listening to a variety
of classic rock, metal and
alternative rock, I thought
the system, despite its size,
cast a nice stereo image with
a good-size soundstage that
enveloped our dining room
table and eating area.
My 16-year-old daughter
told me she thought the system
was cute from a design
standpoint, and she liked
how clean the K1 performed.
Later, having guests over
my house for a July 4th
dinner, family members also
commented to me about the
looks and unobtrusiveness of
the K1 system. Additionally,
CE Pro's executive editor
Arlen Schweiger visited and I
showed him the system, and
he was surprised at how small
The amplifier section of the subwoofer delivers 20 watts per
channel of power to the KZ1s, and it delivers 40 watts to
the module's 4-inch woofer.
and how easily the K1 system
fit into my dining room.
Getting back to the K1
system's performance, I
would estimate the system
gives solid playback down to
100Hz and the integration
between the subwoofer
module and the KZ1s is
pretty seamless. I do hear
a hint of " boxiness " in the
upper bass, but the overall
midrange is smooth, and the
top end is full to create a rich
tonal palette.
The K1 system will also
The K-array's Lyzard KZ1
speakers come with a tiny
remote that matches the
miniscule speakers.
play to good, solid volume
levels (low to moderate
levels of volume). With that
said, I think the system
is more of an application
solution. What I mean by
that is it suits the needs of
someone looking for higher
volume output - a high
sound pressure level (SPL)
system with a greater range
of dynamics. To the end,
K-array offers a broad range
of products that will address
the need for volume and
dynamics much better than
cepro.com
the K1.
Where the K1 system
shines is its ability to provide
a turnkey, instant music
experience and to play clean
audio at reasonable sound
pressure levels without looking
out of place. The system's
sound is clear and full, and
its small footprint allows it to
integrate into just about any
home décor.
One other thing that I
think is important with the
K1 system is that its Bluetooth
connectivity is reliable,
it instantly connects and
offers good range. The only
slight nuisance regarding the
wireless option is the loud
" Bluetooth is connected "
announcement whenever my
phone connects.
I think anyone who wants a
solid-sounding, great-looking
audio system that's reasonably
priced and integrates
seamlessly into their home
spaces, should check out the
system. It delivers a different
kind of musical experience in a
small package.
Features a pair of Lyzard
KZ1 speakers that
incorporate ½-inch
transducers
K1 system subwoofer
utilizes a 4-inch woofer
K-array incorporates
3.5mm analog, HDMI
Type A, optical Digital
SPDIF inputs
The system also provides
wireless Bluetooth
connectivity
Powering the system
from the subwoofer
module is a threechannel
Class D amp that
delivers 40 watts to the
subwoofer and 20 watts
per channel to the Lyzard
KZ1 speakers
K-array offers the system
in a choice of black or
white finishes
k-array.com;
List price $735
CE PRO
VERDICT
PROS: Delivers a nice level
of performance for such a
small-footprint system; the
size allows for its use in a
range of applications; reliable
Bluetooth connectivity and
length of speaker cables
enable flexible placement
CONS: The system's
loud voice command that
announces that Bluetooth
is connected may bother
some people; don't expect
the K1 to rival the company's
commercial line arrays' ability
to produce volume, just as
a matter of physics alone,
but it does play medium
volume levels cleanly and
comfortably
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